Posted: Thursday, 23 April 2015
Overview and context
Budget 2015 sticks closely to the federal government’s seven-year script of spending cuts, restrained investment and tax measures largely benefiting wealthy Canadians. The 2015 budget has been advertised as the return to balance afte… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The benefits of paying people decent wages are abundantly clear. Just as the Union Advantage puts extra money into workers pockets to spend locally, higher minimum wages increase the demand for local goods and services.
Unfortunately, in many provinces, mi… Read More
Posted: Monday, 8 December 2014
Labour mobility refers to the free movement of workers between provinces, regions, or countries. When labour mobility between two jurisdictions is high, a worker in one can easily cross the border to deliver services in the other. High la… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Dear Prime Minister,
On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian Labour Congress, I write to you today … Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Recently, the CLC wrote to Foreign Minister John Baird, asking him to press the government of Bangladesh to comply with its commitments to respect labour rights and to ensure the safety of garment factories. A new framework for action called the "Sustain… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
For more than 30 years Canada's unions have stood up for the LGBTQ community
We’ve been there at work, in the courts, and in the streets to defend the rights of our members, their partners and their families.
We’ve been there to protest inju… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 6 March 2014
A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Each month, Statistics Canada releases its unemployment rate, and many use it to talk about job creation in Canada. Monthly unemployment rates move up and down, making headlines but revealing little. As wor… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Federal Budget 2014 Analysis
What’s in it for us
The 2014 Federal Budget lacks any vision about how to stop growing inequality and stimulate the economy.
The Conservative plan continues to focus on austerity measures to balance their bud… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
It has become the norm to believe that cutting corporate income taxes is good for the economy. We have been led to believe that cutting corporate income taxes to increase after-tax corporate profits would lead companies to re-invest in operations like resea… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Introductory comments Download the full report here.
June 2013 Original Document.
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is seriously broken. The proposed regulatory changes do not go far enough to address the TFWP shortcomings.
The programs … Read More